Obituaries

Dewey Brown
B: 1931-01-22
D: 2018-02-18
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Brown, Dewey
Marie Holcombe
B: 1928-09-03
D: 2018-02-17
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Holcombe, Marie
Faye Ray
B: 1931-05-26
D: 2018-02-17
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Ray, Faye
Cecil Honeycutt
B: 1953-12-23
D: 2018-02-15
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Honeycutt, Cecil
Florence Ammons
B: 1929-01-09
D: 2018-02-14
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Ammons, Florence
Laurie Fraser
B: 1964-09-14
D: 2018-02-13
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Fraser, Laurie
Wilma Jarvis
B: 1930-05-27
D: 2018-02-13
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Jarvis, Wilma
Edwin Ponder
B: 1942-12-22
D: 2018-02-05
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Ponder, Edwin
Barbara Chandler
B: 1942-09-14
D: 2018-02-03
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Chandler, Barbara
Linda Rice
B: 1949-08-22
D: 2018-02-02
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Rice, Linda
Hubert Briggs
B: 1920-02-04
D: 2018-02-02
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Briggs, Hubert
Mae Rice
B: 1926-01-09
D: 2018-01-31
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Rice, Mae
Barbara Wood
B: 1945-09-15
D: 2018-01-29
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Wood, Barbara
David Metcalf
B: 1934-10-26
D: 2018-01-24
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Metcalf, David
Mary Ellen Metcalf
B: 1928-02-16
D: 2018-01-23
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Metcalf, Mary Ellen
Gladys Radford
B: 1917-12-17
D: 2018-01-22
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Radford, Gladys
Thomas Wilf
B: 1926-02-26
D: 2018-01-21
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Wilf, Thomas
William Roberts
B: 1942-04-02
D: 2018-01-20
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Roberts, William
Edith Edwards
B: 1923-04-04
D: 2018-01-20
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Edwards, Edith
Ralph Carver
B: 1943-06-21
D: 2018-01-17
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Carver, Ralph
Helen Massey
B: 1927-01-18
D: 2018-01-16
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Massey, Helen

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How to Plan a Memorial Service After Cremation

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Before the Cremation Service Decision is Made

1. Learn about your cremation service options. Review the cremation information found on our website. 

2. Engage your family in a discussion. We urge you to bring your family into the conversation to get a better idea about how they feel about cremation and what they would prefer.

3. Speak with a funeral professional. If there are any questions or concerns, please turn to us for the insights you may need at this point.

4. Document your cremation intentions in writing. There are a number of forms we can provide to take this step. Call us at 828-680-9963 to learn more.

5. Arrange for the transportation of your loved one's physical remains. We can escort them to our facility or directly to the crematorium.

After Deciding on a Cremation Service

6. Consider what kind of ceremony you would like to have. You can plan for a traditional funeral followed by the cremation or delay the ceremony until you have the time to consider how to plan a memorial service, celebration-of-life, or scattering ceremony.

7. Ask for assistance from your family and friends. When making plans for a meaningful event, encourage everyone to get involved. Ask them to gather family photos, write down the stories they'd like to share, and talk to them about the best location for the event. If you would like a eulogy, this is the time to ask someone special to take on that task.

8. Select the music, prayers, or other readings. You don't have to have any of these things but you should decide exactly what you and your guests will do at this event. There are endless possibilities.

9. Contact guests well ahead of time. This is especially important if they will need to travel or request time off from work.

10. Decide what will be done with the cremated remains. Commonly the urn is a visual focal point of a celebration-of-life. Will you then take it home? Will the scattering of ashes be a part of the event? You may want to purchase keepsake urns for family members.

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We've had years of experience helping other families in Mars Hill and Asheville make cremation service arrangements. Never hesitate to pick up the phone to call us. We would be privileged to serve you and your family. Simply call 828-680-9963 to speak with one of our funeral professionals.

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